a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber's former sideline of surgery.
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How to use barber pole in a sentence
So he laid aside his valise and barber-pole crutch and got ready to go down in the hole, which wasn't very big.
"I will," said the rabbit, and then he hopped on with his valise and his red-white-and-blue-striped-barber-pole crutch.
But Uncle Wiggily hit the bad bird with his barber-pole crutch, and the hawk flew away, flopping his wings and tail.
Almost at the end of the next block there was a barber-pole with its stripes running round.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
The world swam round so that Charles was minded to clutch the barber-pole, but he bethought himself in time that it was dusty.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas